Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the results of an international investigation finding that online trade of jaguar parts are openly detectable on multiple online platforms, representing an emerging and serious threat to jaguar populations across the range of this Latin American wildlife icon.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will execute a $12.84 million USD grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to maintain the high conservation status of the Putumayo-Içá river basin in the Amazon, home to some of the richest ecosystems in the world.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are working together to prevent environmental crime in the Amazon of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Conservationists have conducted the first comprehensive review of national laws across the range of the jaguar (Panthera onca) to show opportunities for strengthening legal protections of the largest cat species found in the Americas.
Colombia President Iván Duque signed today at the Casa de Nariño a $245 million USD agreement to help Colombia increase protection of its magnificent natural wealth and move closer to protecting 30 percent of the country’s land and sea by 2030.
Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Colombia program has released the first-known drone footage of wild Orinoco crocodiles (Crocodylus intermedius) -- a Critically Endangered reptile found in northern areas of South America.
WCS scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study published in the journal Ecology by an international team of 120 research institutions.
Colombia was the host country of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on April 5 and 6 in Cartagena de Indias.
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, together with the Embassy of the United Kingdom, lead the organization of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Trade in Wildlife from April 5-6, which is aimed at joining efforts and strengthening cooperation for the prevention and control of illicit wildlife trafficking in the Americas.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that Swann Htet Naing Aung of WCS Myanmar, William Ferrufino of WCS Bolivia, and Fernando Ayerbe of WCS Colombia have been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award.
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